News / October 22, 2020 L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Faces Increasing Pressure to Resign

By Terry Miller It has not been a very good few years for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Scandals have riddled the department including the incarceration of several high-ranking members of the LASD. Former Sheriff Lee Baca — who was criticized for proposing a half-percent sales tax increase in 2004 to hire more...

News / October 21, 2020 City of Pasadena Removes Memorial for Anthony McClain

By Terry Miller With increased tension among neighbors, police and Black Lives Matter supporters, a makeshift memorial for Anthony McClain was removed Tuesday by Pasadena Public Works. McClain was shot and killed by Pasadena police on Aug. 15 after a routine traffic stop. The controversial move is on the heels of increased activity in the...

Crime / October 20, 2020 Two People Shot in Pasadena Monday Night Near Memorial for Anthony McClain

By Terry Miller Pasadena police received a report of multiple shots fired in the immediate area of a local park. Officers responded and located approximately 30 shell casings on Raymond Avenue but found no victims at La Pintoresca Park near the makeshift memorial for Anthony McClain who was shot and killed by Pasadena police in that...

Business, News / October 20, 2020 Final Round of L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program Begins Oct. 26

Last chance for small businesses to apply for $5,000-$25,000 grants The sixth and final round of the $100 million L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund grant program commences Monday, Oct. 26, marking the last week that eligible Los Angeles County microentrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits can apply for a $5,000-$25,000 grant. Since grant program opened in July, fund...

News / October 19, 2020 Newsom Says California Will Review F.D.A.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine for Safety Before Distributing to the Public

While there is no proven vaccine for COVID-19 yet, a group of scientists will review any vaccine that receives federal approval and verify its safety, before California makes a vaccine available to the public, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday. A group of California physicians and scientists with expertise in immunization and public health have been named...

News / October 16, 2020 Civilian Oversight Commission Calls for the Resignation of Sheriff Alex Villanueva

The Civilian Oversight Commission for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) hosted a virtual meeting Thursday during which it unanimously voted (8-0) to approve a resolution expressing no confidence in L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s leadership and calling for his resignation. The commission also accused the sheriff of failing to cooperate with the oversight panel. The commission...

Business, News / October 16, 2020 Deadline for L.A. County’s Small Business Grant Program Extended

Applicants may submit through Oct. 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m. The application period for the county’s Small Business Revitalization Grant Program, which opened last week, has been extended to Oct. 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to create the Small Business...

News / October 15, 2020 Assembly Holds Oversight Hearing on California’s August Power Outages

The California State Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy held an oversight hearing to discuss the Aug. 14 and 15 electricity outages and the Preliminary Root Cause Analysis prepared by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the California Energy Commission (CEC). The report found that rolling blackouts were a result of poor planning...

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Today is the Last Day to Respond to the 2020 Census
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Today is the Last Day to Respond to the 2020 Census

California’s campaign is calling on all Californians to take the census today since the U.S. Census Bureau is stopping census operations Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Families still have one last chance to make a difference for their family and neighborhood by taking the census online, by phone or mail. U.S. Census Bureau Operations: Internet self-response will be available…

Contentious Los Angeles County District Attorney Race Heats Up
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Contentious Los Angeles County District Attorney Race Heats Up

Lacey loses L.A. mayoral support By Terry Miller Aside from the 2020 presidential race, there are countless heated debates going on in every city and county in the land. In Los Angeles County, the most heated race is for the powerful position of district attorney. With the colossal challenges facing Los Angeles County, a high-profile…

California GOP Stands Behind Use of Unofficial Ballot Drop Boxes Despite Officials Calling for ‘Cease and Desist’
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California GOP Stands Behind Use of Unofficial Ballot Drop Boxes Despite Officials Calling for ‘Cease and Desist’

By Alina Sturgess The state of California has issued cease-and-desist orders to the California Republican Party and local GOP officials in the counties of Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange after unofficial and possibly illegal ballot boxes were found in those counties. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra tweeted an official statement Monday following a joint press…

California Reveals New Guidelines for Private Gatherings
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California Reveals New Guidelines for Private Gatherings

Ahead of the holiday season, new guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) says private outdoor gatherings of people from three (or fewer) households are now compliant with state health orders. “We are entering into the holidays, but also we’re entering into the part of the year when things cool down and people…

Effort Underway to Save Historic Adams Pack Station Post Bobcat Fire
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Effort Underway to Save Historic Adams Pack Station Post Bobcat Fire

By Terry Miller Arcadia resident and environmentalist Cameron Stone became well-known to the community several years ago when he helped spearhead an ambitious bid to save the Arcadia woodlands with a group known as the Arcadia Four in 2011. Tree-sitters John Quigley, Andrea Bowers, Julia Jaye Posin, and Travis Jochimsen were arraigned Feb. 18, 2011…

Rose Parade Royal Court Selection Process Postponed to the Fall of 2021
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Rose Parade Royal Court Selection Process Postponed to the Fall of 2021

By Terry Miller So many businesses have been affected by COVID-19, and the Tournament of Roses is no exception. After cancelling the 2021 New Year’s Day parade, the top brass at the group issued the following statement Monday: “The Rose Queen® and Royal Court are iconic traditions, steeped in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ history. After thoughtful…

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